Nursing Leadership Management and Professional Practice for the LPN LVN

Author: Mary Ann Anderson
Publisher: F A Davis Company
ISBN: 9780803619449
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Two books in 1—traditional vocational content plus leadership and management! With the growing nursing shortage, especially in long-term care facilities, LPN/LVNs must learn both the fundamentals and leadership, management, and delegation skills to properly care for their patients and to handle growing workloads. This book provides that content and more with “beyond nursing school” tips and strategies to navigate employment opportunities after graduation. The must-have skills needed to master nursing education and enter practice.- Coverage of today's important topics like delegation and patient teaching.- New chapter, Personal and Professional Priority Setting.- New Focus Your Learning Charts in each chapter that take one concept and dissect it.- New full-color design and images throughout.

Nursing Leadership Management and Professional Practice for the LPN LVN

Author: Tamara Dahlkemper
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803669852
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Be prepared for the opportunities that await you! In today’s healthcare environment, the responsibilities and clinical practice of Licensed Practical Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses have expanded far beyond those of traditional settings. Build the knowledge you need to assume the leadership and management roles that you will be asked to fulfill and confidently navigate the increasingly complex environments in which you will practice. An easy-to-read writing style guides you every step of the way—helping you successfully transition from student to professional while still focusing on the humanistic aspects of caring.

Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Education

Author: Tammy J. Hale
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 9781435484139
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Book has ten scenarios for both adult and pediatric clients. These scenarios can be used with any simulation device in any simulation lab. Each scenario is presented separately for the LPN/LVN student and the RN student and includes goals and outcomes, and patient information.

To Be a Nurse

Author: Mary Ann Anderson, PhD RN CS CNA
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
ISBN: 9780803605756
Format: PDF, Kindle
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-- A well-written and engaging introduction to nursing education and to nursing as a profession that will promote students' enthusiasm for the study and practice of nursing -- Presents the essential personal/vocational relations content taught in LPN/LVN programs in the United States and Canada, including student and professional skills, communication techniques, nursing history, ethical and legal issues, introduction to the health care system, and issues and trends -- Subjects covered include caring, empowerment, nurse as advocate, leadership/management issues, teamwork, critical thinking, and cultural diversity in nursing education and practice -- Interactive approach to subject accomplished through case studies, learning activities, and personal vignettes -- All pages are perforated and allow case studies and other exercises to be assigned as homework and handed in

Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing

Author: Adrianne Dill Linton
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455776416
Format: PDF
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The leading medical-surgical text for LPN/LVN students, Linton''s Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 6th Edition offers just the right level of information to equip today''s students to effectively care for adults and older adults. Covering both medical-surgical and psychiatric mental health conditions and disorders, this comprehensive text addresses the LPN/LVN''s role in a variety of care settings, including acute care and long-term care, with a special emphasis on assignment and supervision responsibilities. It also emphasizes culturally competent care and holistic nursing, while thoroughly covering all relevant NCLEX-PN test plan content No other resource offers the breadth of topics at a level that is so perfectly tailored to the LPN/LVN student. Foundational units on basic concepts related to the health care system, care settings, the nursing process, leadership, nutrition, the older adult, growth and nutrition, legal/ethical considerations, evidence-based nursing care, and many more essential topics, avoid repetition later in the text and create a foundation to build your understanding of disorders by body system. Safety alerts are highlighted throughout the text with a Safety Considerations icon. A separate unit on psychiatric mental health nursing covers psychosocial responses to illness, psychiatric disorders, and substance abuse - eliminating the need for a separate psychiatric mental health nursing text. Content related to the NCLEX-PN test plan is emphasized throughout the text, including health promotion, nutrition, legal/ethical issues, HIPAA, and prevention of medication/medical errors. Separate chapters on common, high-profile disorders (including hypertension, diabetes, and shock), provide an in-depth understanding for patient care. Focus on assignment and supervision helps you assign tasks to nurse assistants, patient care techs, and unlicensed assistive personnel, and makes sure they understand the difference between delegation, management, supervision, and assignment of tasks on the health care team. UNIQUE! In-depth pharmacology coverage includes: the Pharmacology Tutorial covering drug classifications, how drugs work, and nursing responsibilities; Pharmacology Capsules boxes providing medication information, precautions for use, interactions, and side/adverse effects; and Pharmacology and Medications tables including classification, use/action, side/adverse effects, and nursing interventions. A separate unit on gerontologic nursing provides comprehensive coverage of the care of the older adult and related disorders. No other LPN/LVN med-surg text offers as much coverage of this primary patient group. Diagnostic Tests and Procedures tables offer quick reference to MRI, CT, Doppler flow, lumbar puncture tests for neurologic disorders, and much more. Health Promotion Considerations boxes highlight timely wellness and disease prevention topics. Patient Teaching Plans provide bulleted lists of nursing instructions for patients, stressing the role and responsibility of the LPN/LVN to reinforce patient education. Nutrition Considerations boxes are spotlighted at appropriate points throughout the text to emphasize the role that nutrition plays in disease and nursing care. Nursing care plans reinforce the nursing process and focus on critical thinking. Cultural Considerations boxes discuss the importance of providing culturally-competent care related to various clinical situations. Put on Your Thinking Cap boxes allow you to pause and consider the practical implications of what you have just read. Get Ready for the NCLEX-PN Examination! sections at the end of chapters include key points, review questions, and case studies that address the various NCLEX Client Needs categories. NEW! Continued emphasis on evidence-based practice and the most current research findings include specific examples of how scientific evidence can justify and support patient care. NEW! Updated nursing diagnoses all reflect the most current NANDA listings for NCLEX compliance.

Study Guide for Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology E Book

Author: Marilyn Winterton Edmunds
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323357709
Format: PDF
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Get the most out of your textbook with this helpful study tool! Corresponding to the chapters in Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology, 8th Edition, by Marilyn Edmunds, this study guide offers a rich variety of learning resources to help you master nursing pharmacology and medication safety. Worksheets in each chapter include review questions, along with math review, dosage calculation exercises, and research and critical thinking activities emphasizing clinical decision-making and prioritization. Correlation to the Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology textbook and Evolve resources reinforces key safety content such as drug interactions, allergic reactions, adverse drug responses, care of the older adult, and cultural considerations. Review sheets help you remember common measures, formulas, and difficult concepts. A variety of learning activities includes short answer, matching, multiple-choice, multiple-select, math review, dosage calculation, and critical thinking exercises. Answers for all activities and questions may be found on the Evolve companion website. Blank medication cards allow you to fill in important drug information to take along to clinicals. Learning objectives and cross references to related materials are provided at the beginning of each chapter. NEW! Increased emphasis on critical thinking, clinical decision-making, and prioritization encourages you to apply your knowledge with new research and practice application activities at the end of every chapter. NEW! Updated questions and activities reflect the new content and emphases in the Edmunds textbook, Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology, 8th Edition.

Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

Author: Gloria Leifer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455770159
Format: PDF
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The seventh edition of this textbook for nursing undergraduates "encompasses the core aspects of evidence-based maternal-child nursing in health and illness, incorporating updates in clinical care and technology."--Page xi.

Assessing Progress on the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309380316
Format: PDF, ePub
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Nurses make up the largest segment of the health care profession, with 3 million registered nurses in the United States. Nurses work in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, public health centers, schools, and homes, and provide a continuum of services, including direct patient care, health promotion, patient education, and coordination of care. They serve in leadership roles, are researchers, and work to improve health care policy. As the health care system undergoes transformation due in part to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the nursing profession is making a wide-reaching impact by providing and affecting quality, patient-centered, accessible, and affordable care. In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which made a series of recommendations pertaining to roles for nurses in the new health care landscape. This current report assesses progress made by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/AARP Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and others in implementing the recommendations from the 2010 report and identifies areas that should be emphasized over the next 5 years to make further progress toward these goals.

Basic Infection Control for Healthcare Providers

Author: Michael Kennamer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 141801978X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Basic Infection Control for Health Care Providers, Second Edition, is a clear and concise guide to preventing occupational exposure hazards and communicable and infectious diseases. This book includes coverage on how to safely protect oneself from infectious agents and what do in case of infectious exposure. Discussions of the disease process and legal issues surrounding exposure and infectious diseases provide context for the material. The blend of fundamental infection control content and reference resources makes this tool perfect for use in an instructional setting or as a reference for practicing health care providers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.